Street Fair

 Downtowners Street Fair voted “Best of the Best” Festival in Bismarck!

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September 14-15, 2018

Each Fall, the Downtowners produce an Arts, Craft, and Food show called Street Fair.  This event was created by the Downtowners in 1973 as “Customer Appreciation Days” then grew into a full blown Street Fair.  Street Fair is now in its 45th year.  Arts, Craft, and Food vendors line the streets of Downtown Bismarck during Sept 15-16, 2018.  See you there!

2018 Hours: Friday Sept 14: 10am-8pm, Saturday Sept 15: 9am-6pm

Sponsorship Info

Street Fair Points of Interest Map: 

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see our Interactive Street Fair Points of Interest map– bathrooms, activities, you name it!

Vendor Application Information: 

2018 Vendor Applications were sent January 26 to returning vendors

Vendor Applications

Vendor Accommodations: A special room rate has been set up at the Downtown Radisson, Expressway Inn & Ramkota Hotel (Ramkota can accommodate trailers) Please book soon as space is limited!


605 E Broadway Ave, Bismarck, ND 58501

Phone: (701) 255-6000

Ramkota Hotel

800 S 3rd St, Bismarck ND 58501

Phone: (701) 258-7700

Expressway Inn & Suites 

200 E. Expressway, Bismarck ND 58504

Phone: (701) 222-2901


2018 Events TBA

2017 Events:

Kids activities for the Street Fair will also be set up for the duration of the show.  The Monster Mural will be set up on 4th & Broadway near the Info Booth.  The multiple 9 feet long community art projects, kids of all ages are welcome to help us paint the mural for display in Downtown Bismarck after the show.  Our local Sam’s Club crew will be on hand with the Monster Mural Art Activity and giveaways near the info booth on 4th & Broadway.  Kids inflatables and games by JT’s Inflatables will be located in the Sanford parking lot on 5th and Broadway, and local musicians will be busking (performing) at the Busker’s Corner on 4th and Broadway.  Parking is available in the Downtown ramps for $1/hour or $6/day.
Stop by and register for a chance to win $10,000 in home improvements from Your Home Improvement Co. AND there will be some special guests from the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader squad at Street Fair Saturday, more details on that to come!

Street Fair Fast Facts:

SF is currently in its 45th consecutive year in 2018. The Street Fair preceded Folkfest starting in 1973. It was long known as the food and vendor portion of the later event Folkfest which encompasses parades and weeks worth of festivities.  The 2 Day Street Fair averages between 45,000-50,000 patrons.  There are approximately 180 food, arts, and craft vendors at Street Fair.  Street Fair is spread over 7 city blocks in Downtown Bismarck. There is no parade associated with the Street Fair event.

For more information on Street Fair email or call 701-223-1958

Street Fair Sponsors 2017
Street Fair Partner 2017

Buskers Corner Schedule: TBA

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